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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Airbag VIN: WAUED28D4X
Hello VW-Audi Techs. I have this recurring code 01218 (N200) which is an indicator of high resistance in right passenger side airbag ignitor. I have diconnected SRS control module and pulled the seat out to check wiring going from control unit to the seat and ...
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L trans program VIN: WBAHE6328S
Prior to the software upgrade this car would very intermittently go into limp home and store codes 30 solenoid valve 3 and 30 and 33 for valves 1and 2. Now after the upgrade and sitting several days at the dealer the trans go into limp before shifting into 2nd...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L odometer VIN: WBACD432XV
Odometer appears blank, but if you shine a flashlight on it just right you can read it. Is there a bulb that is replaceable to iluminate the odometer or does the unit have to be replaced? Thanks very much for your time.
1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L abs solenoid valves VIN: SAJNX274XR
This is our latest adventure in the Jaguar Wars and I hope one of you has had a similar experience because I need your help. This car will intermittantly start cycling the solenoid valves in the ABS while driving down the road without touching the brakes. We c...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJH65J9Y
Thanks in advance for your help. This vehicle sets a code P0173. Long term ft readings are 20.8(bank1) and 21.1 (bank2). The dealer has told customer she needs a Mass air sensor. I have not found any intake air leaks and the car runs perfect otherwise. I would... Trouble codes: P0173
1987 Porsche 924 S 2.5L condensor fan relay VIN: WP0AA0920H
compressor was burnt up, we replaced compressor, drier etc, system works but fans don't come on,( they work w/ temp sensor on radiator) all info I have show the relays behind instrument cluster by center console but I can't find the relay that turns on fans
1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L valve rocker shaft VIN: WP0CB32964
We resealed this engine but the rocker shafts continue to leak from the ends. The shafts look ok and the bores look ok. We cannot understand why they are leaking. There is no seal, it seals by expansion, the center bolt pulls the taper cones in expanding the s...
1991 Saab 9000 Turbo 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3CL58M7M
We have this Saab 9000 that will stall usually only once in a trip (30 min. or more). The customer said that it will restart after some cranking or just letting it sit for a minute or so and trying again and usually restarts. He also says that it usually stall...
1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L blend door VIN: YS3DF38N9T
blend air door motor does not move when different temperatures are selected. can get motor to work with "activate" function of tech ii scan tool. when the dash is in the on/acc position and the acc is turned off the blend air motor makes a steady ticking sound...
1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L High gear VIN: WVWBC31J8X
Hello All I have this 1/1999 VW Golf, wagon, Automatic, that just came in for a 60.000 miles Service along with some other work, the owner want the Automatic transmission service, he say that sometime that transmission wont shift out of high gear and sometime...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Speed sensor G68 VIN: 3VWSE29M02
Hi Folks, this car came in with a not shift condition when speed sensor fails. Unfortunately, Alldata has not a complete info about 09A transmission, and i have not wiring diagram and most important, after a good inspection i can find speed sensor G68. In a ro...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS554XW
hello volvo experts- this car sets code 445 (air pump, int, low) once a month. I do have the real volvo scan tool and can activate sas diagnostic. replaced air pump relay last month, code is back again. this isn't the usual 442/446/448 scenario we've all come ... Trouble codes: 445 (air pump intermittent low po410)

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1998 Audi A4 2.8L digital display VIN: WAUED28D1W
#3 replies all stated cluster replacement was the fix John supplied this tsb: thanks all Are you aware of tghe following TSB? Instrument Cluster - Driver Information Display Fades Notes Group: 90 Number: 01-04 Date: Nov. 7, 2001 Subject: Instrument C...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Indicators VIN: WBABE52090
Hi guys, Unfortunately this vehicle has not returned to the workshop for repairs. We did try reinstalling the old rear lights but it made no difference. I suspect that the problem was a faulty flasher unit in the engine bay fuse box. These vehicles have a sepa...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start VIN: M239034F5H
ok i want to thank everyone for there help on this one. we don't usually work on these but it's a friends car and everybody knows how that goes. found relay and checked for broken connection, nothing found, ordered new one for $100.00 (ouch) not bad for a $30....
1994 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on, AIR PUMP INOP. VIN: WDBGA33E9S
Thanks to IATN members who replied. Most all of you said the ECM got fried and you hit right. It think that due to the bad wire harness,that something shorted and smoked the ecm. I did go back and check the other harnesses to make sure all was good ( do not wa... Trouble codes: P0411.
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L air bag lamp VIN: WPOAA295IH
the vehicle turned out to be an 87, the boss told me 86. Anyway, My thanks to the five gentleman that replied to me, and Tim that faxed the procedure to us. The procedure basically is hooking up a jumper or switch to the air bag diagnostic connector. The conne...
1990 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L lifter VIN: YS3AL76L2L
It was quite simple. The head that came off was a 1987 and later design which had the oil gallies for the lifters cast into the head itself. The rebuilt head that I got from the machine shop was a pre-1987 casting and it used the oil tubes that insert through ...
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Roof VIN: 3VWDB61E5X
the reason this isnt repaired is not from lack of info recieved from some incredable folks here at iatn vechicle was sent to body shop for some paint repair and never came back yet i would like to thank Alex in New York for reminding me that parking brake need...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGD21JX1
Thank you everybody for your insightful replies. Unfortunately, this vehicle has yet to return to our shop for testing. As infrequently as the codes were set, I was going to test the Evap solenoid first. Our shop does not have a smoke machine, so tiny intake l... Trouble codes: 17545 (system too rich), 17705 (tubocharger/ throttle valve connection pressure loss).
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